Multnomah County’s Office of Communications, in partnership with area agencies, coordinates media requests during hot weather events.

We encourage the media to visit cooling centers, talk to staff and volunteers and help get the word out about the risk of hot temperatures and ways people can come to cool off. We ask members of the media to contact our office before visiting a cooling center to make sure someone is there to welcome them.

Photographers and videographers may take pictures and video of cooling center space, and of staff and volunteers. But the media may not may not quote guests or show guests’ faces without their express permission and written consent. 

Our communications teams and cooling center staff can facilitate getting those releases.

Multnomah County

Contacts in the Office of Communications

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